Out & About Ohio March Shenanigans! by John O’Brien, Jr.

Out & About Ohio March

Flanagan’s Wake is Back!

The Hilarious Interactive Irish Wake is Every Friday & Saturday at 8pm and Kennedy’s Theatre at Playhouse Square, Downtown Cleveland. 216-241-6000 or 866-546-1353 

Akron – Ancient Order of Hibernians Mark Heffernan Division

9th– Shaffer Bros 1:30 – 5:30; Celtic Rush 6:00 – 7:30; Callahan & O’Connor 8:00 – Midnight. 16th– Celtic Rush 1:30 – 3:00; Callahan & O’Connor 4:30 – 7:30, Bog Dogs, 8:00 – 11:00, 17th– Bog Dogs 1:00 – 5:00; Callahan & O’Connor           6:00 – 10:00. 200 Brown Street. Akron, Ohio 44319.

Brooklyn – Hooley House!

15 – Mossy Moran, 16 – Morrison McCarthy, 17 – Brigids Cross. 10310 Cascade Crossing, Brooklyn 216-362-7700.

ALL under Cleveland;

5 Points Coffee & Tea

3600 West Park Road. Cleveland, Oh 44111    

The Harp

1st- The Kilroy’s Session 8p, 2ndThe Porter Sharks 8p, 6th– Lonesome Stars 8p, 8h– No Strangers Here 8p, 9th-The Auld Pitch 8p, 13th– Chris & Tom 8p, 15th– The Kilroy’s Session 8p, 16th– The Porter Sharks 10p, 17th-Join us in our heated tent! Opening at 8am. Andrew Mc Manus 3p to 6p, O’Malley Dance Academy 5:30p, The Boys from The County Hell 8p,20th- Lonesome Stars 8p, 22nd- Rachel Brown 8p, 23rdh– Kelly Wright 8p, 27th- Chris & Tom 8p, 29th– Chris Allen 8p, 30thAndrew McManus 8p. 4408 Detroit Road, 44113

Flat Iron Café

1st– No Strangers Here 7-10pm, 8th– Donegal Doggs 6:30-10pm, 15th– Donal O’Shaughnessy 7-11pm, 17th– Happy St. Patrick’s Day- Open @7am for Kegs & Eggs, Donal O’Shaughnessy 11am-7pm, free shuttle service to parade for customers, firefighters Pipes & Drums after the parade, 22nd– Erin Neal & the Chill Factors 7-10pm

29th- Sean Benjamin 7-10pm. 1114 Center St.  Cleveland 44113-2406 216. 696.6968.


820 College Avenue, Cleveland,

PJ McIntyre’s

1st- Sinatra CLE 6-9, then DJ Shamrock Shake;  Faction; Mardi Gras Party; 6th– Monthly Pub Quiz w Mike D 7pm; 8th– Rockin Ravers; 9th– Iced Cherry, 14th–  The Narrowbacks, opening: Marys Lane; 15th– SHINDIG, 16th– St. Practice Day Party, Green Mile Beer Crawl during Day, Music by Craic Brothers @Night;   17TH– Happy St. Patrick’s Day; open @7am: 1st100 ppl get an authentic Collector’s item T-Shirt: Voted best place to spend your Holiday, Music by Marys Lane w pipers, dancers, Irish Breakfast. 18th– Hair of the Dog Party w Shindig,FREE TRIP TO IRELAND DRAWING @7PM – MUST be present to win.  21st– Celebrity Bartending for St. Baldrick’s thru St. Marks 6-10. 22nd– DJ Swingin Sandy, 23rd– Ace Molar, 30th– New Barleycorn.
Starting March 6th- LENTEN FISH FRY- Voted #1 in Cleveland!Don’t forget T-Shirt Tues: wear any PJs T-Shirt get 15% off bill! Whiskey Wed:  ½ off every whiskey in the house. Thurs – Craft Beer $2.50. PJ McIntyre’s is a Local 10 Union establishment. Home of the Celtic Supporter’s Club and the GAA. Book Parties & Events in our Bridgie Ned’s Irish Parlor Party Room. 17119 Lorain Road, 44111. www.pjmcintyres.com216-941-9311.

Music Box Supper Club

2nd– Dublin City Ramblers, 3rd– Lunasa, 7th– High Kings, 9th– Boys from Co. Hell, 10th– Irish Brunch w The Kilroys, 13th– CLE Stories: To Kill An Irishman, 16th– Shamrocks & Dreadlocks, 17th– Neil Diamond Paddy’s Day Brunch, 17th– Van Morrison St. Paddy’s Day Brunch. 1148 Main Avenue, Cleveland, OH 44113.
Flannery’s Pub

St. Patrick’s Church on Bridge
17th– Marks the 166thAnniversary of the Parish’s founding in Ohio City. Feast Day Mass @9:30 a.m.  After, Cleveland Firefighters Memorial Pipe & Drum Corps will lead the congregation to the Parish Hall where the anticipated 1,000+ will be served a complementary brunch, and a special raffle drawing will occur.  Contact Nancy or Mike Engle at (216) 856-1357 for more information.

Avon Lake

Ahern Banquet Center

Ahern Banquet Centeris booking weddings and special events.  Call Tony Ahern / Lucy Balser @ 440-933-9500.  726 Avon Belden Rd, Avon Lake 44012. 


Irish American Club East Side

1- Fish Fry with Ballinloch, 2 – Irish Trivia Night, 3 – Corned Beef & Cabbage Dinner and West Awake after, 8 – Fish Fry w Mad Macs, 9 – Guinness & Harp Night w Dulahan, 10 – Family Day with Neal Jacobs and No Strangers Here afterward, 14 – Dreams of Freedom from Co. Kerry, Ireland $15, 15 – Fish Fry w Craic Brothers (3), 16 – Irish Coffee Night w James Kilbane Band, 17 – Mass @9:00, Pancake Breakfast after Mass @Club, Neal Jacobs @2:00, Mad Macs @6:30,22 – Fish Fry w Bog Trotters, 29 – Fish Fry w Julie Slattery & Tom Todd. PUB: 7:30 – 10:30. IACES 22770 Lake Shore Blvd. Euclid, 44123. 216.731.4003


Plank Road Tavern

Open SessiúnEvery Thursday 7 – 10.  $3 Guinness and Jamieson. 16719 Detroit Avenue, 44107

Medina / Montrose


1st– Parsons and Polk, 2nd– Dulahan, 8th-  Marys Lane 9pm, 9th– Music Men, 10th– Wee Ones St. Patrick’s Day 12-3pm, 14th– Druids, 15th– New Barleycorn, 17th– Loch Erie All Day, 22nd– Other Brothers, 23rd– Smug Saints 9pm, 29th– Mossy Moran, 30th– Skinny Moo. Join us for Lake Erie Perch Every Friday! 11th Anniversary Party with The New Barleycorn April 6th, 8:30pm.117 West Liberty Medina, 44256

Hooley House Montrose

17th– St Patrick’s Day w/ Flyin Jays and more!145 Montrose West Avenue Copley, Oh 44321 (234)


Hooley House

1- Old Skool, 9- Country Redford, 15- Hooley House 10-year Anniversary Partyw/ Disco Inferno, 17 – St Patrick’s Day w/ Brigid’s Cross & more! 7861 Reynolds Rd Mentor 942-6611 

Olmsted Twp

West Side Irish American Club

2 – Pre-St. Patrick’s Day Dance 7pm-Midnight: Helen Malloy 216-251-4075, 8 – Fish Fries begin serving 5-7 pm, 9 – Claddagh Ball: Kathleen Chambers 440-427-0858, 16 – Boxty & Sausage Night serving 6-9pm, 17 – Mass, Parade, Food & Music after @the Club, 23 – Steak Shoot 7:30pm. Great live music & food in The Pub every Friday.  WSIA Club 8559 Jennings Rd. 44138 440-235-5868.

Rocky River


1st – Austin Walkin Cane, 7th – New Barleycorn, 9th – No Strangers Here, 10th – Sunday Irish Session with Francis Quinn & Co., 14th – Mossy Moran, 15th – KT and OC, 16th – Pompous Arse, 21st – West Awake, 22nd – Crosswinds, 23rd – Jeff Varga. 19500 Center Ridge Rd, Rocky River, OH 44116 (440)

Valley City


Join us for Brunch EVERY SUNDAY. Great food, atmosphere, staff and fun. 6757 Center Road Valley City, 44280


Hooley House

9 – The Prodigals, 15 – Brigids Cross, 17 – St Patrick’s Day w/ Morrison McCarthy, 29 – The Feedbacks. 24940 Sperry Drive Westlake 44145.
(440) 835-2890


Shamrock Club Events

Happy Hour every Friday from 5-7pm! 60 W. Castle Rd. Columbus 43207 614-491-4449    

Tara Hall

Traditional Irish music w General Guinness Band & Friends 2nd Friday 8:00 – 11:00pm. No Cover. Tara Hall 274 E. Innis Ave. Columbus, 43207 614.444.5949.

16th-Toledo Hibernian Family Friendly St. Patrick’s Celebration, Donnelly Center @Blessed Sacrament Church noon – 10pm. 17th– St, Patrick’s Day Mass @Historic Church of St. Patrick, 130 Avondale, downtown Toledo – Irish sing a long @9:30, Mass at 10, w/ lunch to follow in the rectory.  All Irish & Irish want to be are welcome.

Toledo Irish Club
5th– Toledo Irish American Club & Earnest Brew Works Shenanigan’s for St. Paddy’s Season Event, 5pm-9m @Earnest Brew Works, 4342 South Detroit Ave., Toledo, 43614. $10 admission @ door or tickets through Eventbrite in advance. Members get 10% off by contacting [email protected]. Pizza by Pizza Cat. Irish Themed Brews, performances by the Ardan Academy of Irish Dancers & Toledo Firefighters Pipes & Drums; 50/50 raffle, & a Kilt Contest: winner gets honorary trophy & bragging rights to being best dressed. 17th– TIAC & Wersell’s Bike Shop St. Patrick’s Day Parking Lot Party Event,5pm-10pm @Wersell’s Bike Shop 2860 Central Ave., Toledo, OH 43606, leaving @5:30pm begins bike ride playing Irish Music. After the ride stay to enjoy live traditional Irish Music, dancing by Ardan Academy of Irish Dance, Pizza, Non-alcoholic beverages and beer. There is no admission for this event, but will accept donations. Spots are limited; call the Bike shop at 419-474-7412, email the Toledo Irish American Club at  [email protected]

Traditional Irish Social Dancing with the Cleveland Ceili Club         

The Cleveland Ceili Club promotes the musical traditions of Ireland by providing 

opportunities for adults to enjoy traditional Irish music and dance.

Set dancing lessons: Tuesdays 7:30-9:30 pm, St. Clarence Church, North Olmsted Wednesdays 7-9 pm, Irish American Club – East Side

Ceili dancing lessons, March 7, 14, 28, West Side Irish American Club.

Looking ahead: Dance workshop, April 28, PJ McIntyre’s; Spring Ceili, May 10, West Side Irish American Club. For more information, contact  [email protected] or find us on Facebook

Ongoing Traditional Irish Sessiúns – Bring your instruments and play along!

Photo by Maureen Conway Reich
  • Unitarian Universalist Church of Fairlawn, 3300 Morewood Dr. 7:30 pm Wednesdays.  All skill levels welcome.  
  • Bardic Circle @The Shamrock Club of ColumbusBeginner – friendly, intermediate level Irish session meeting every other Thursdays 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
  • Briquette’s – 1stSaturday of the month, 2 -4 pm. Ashtabula on the Harbor
  • The Harp – 1stFriday of every month, 9pm. 4408 Detroit, Cleveland
  • Logan’s Irish Pub – 3rd Wednesday of the month, 414 S. Main St., Findlay, 7:30 pm
  • Plank Road – Every Thursday 7 – 10. All ages and experience welcome. 16719 Detroit Road, Lakewood, 44107
  • Tara Hall-Traditional Irish music w General Guinness Band & Friends 2ndFriday 8:00 – 11:00pm. 274 E. Innis Ave. Columbus, 43207 614.444.5949.


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